Are you, dear reader, blessed with good health at the moment? Be thankful you aren’t among the many many, yours truly included, stricken with flu, crud or contagion. The doctor I saw yesterday says he is seeing way more cases of flu than is typical for this time of year.
So my plans for the weekend will be more of the same; tea, iPad, Netflix. Repeat. But if you are healthy, first be grateful, then go out and enjoy. Do it for me, still in jammies here on the couch surrounded by boxes of used tissues.
Tonight is Party Game Night at Labyrinth Games. Meet new friends and have some fun playing games like Dixit and King of Tokyo. Game night is free and runs from 6pm to 10pm.
Friday night at the Hill Center watch the documentary Elvis: Return to Tupelo. The film examines the enormous cultural impact Elvis had and the culture wars ignited by those scandalously wiggly hips. The film is free and begins at 7pm. Stick around after then screening for a Q and A with the filmmaker Michael Rose. Reservations can be made at http://hillcenterdc.org/home/programs/1009
Saturday indulge your love of the patter song at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Gilbert and Workshop. This free workshop is open to all, no experience required. from 12pm until 6pm particpants will learn songs from their most popular operettas, Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. Titwillow. Titwillow. Titwillow. There will be a free public performance at 6pm.
Saturday night violin virtuoso Cornelius Dufallo takes the stage at the Atlas as part of the New Music Series. Dufallo was here a year ago with the supergroup ETHEL but this time find him playing solo. Tickets are $25/$15 Student. ww.atlasarts.org 202.399.7993 ext 2.
This weekend will be unseasonable balmy and well football is over for us now so take advantage of global warming and go for a leisurely stroll. Why not try the new rink at Canal Park. Ice skating in short sleeves? A first perhaps but sadly probably not the last time you will have the opportunity to try it.